Twitter has deleted quite a lot of fake followers from crypto- and ICO-related accounts, according to Cryptopotato.com recent findings. [/vc_row]
As a result of this clean-up, Binance has lost over 3,000 followers, Stratis — over 850, Ontology — 240, and WePower more than 800 fake followers (2.2%). Similar incidents were noted in statistics of other crypto businesses. Most crypto-related businesses that lost followers experienced this throughout three days — between October 30th and November 1st.
The authors of the study suggest that in this way Twitter is struggling with the participants of crypto airdrops and bounty campaigns that create fake accounts to get more benefits. Participating can lead to getting to a portion of the project tokens in exchange for marketing actions such as likes and retweets on Twitter.
Twitter’s administration have not yet made any official statements to that effect, but observant users note that the account clean-up takes about a week.
As reported previously, Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX was briefly blocked by Twitter after he posted tweet “Wanna buy some Bitcoin?” His tweet had featured an anime drawing of a girl wearing Bitcoin-themed clothing.‘Twitter thought I got hacked & locked my account haha,’ Musk remarked.